Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow Jerome Klapka Jerome English author known for his humorous essays What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve instruct and elevate This book wouldn t elevate a cow I c

  • Title: Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
  • Author: Jerome K. Jerome
  • ISBN: 9781595690241
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jerome Klapka Jerome 1859 1927 , English author, known for his humorous essays What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve, instruct, and elevate This book wouldn t elevate a cow I cannot conscientiously recommend it for any useful purposes whatever All I can suggest is that when you get tired of reading the best hundred books, you may take thisJerome Klapka Jerome 1859 1927 , English author, known for his humorous essays What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve, instruct, and elevate This book wouldn t elevate a cow I cannot conscientiously recommend it for any useful purposes whatever All I can suggest is that when you get tired of reading the best hundred books, you may take this up for half an hour It will be a change from the Preface to Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome Jerome

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    1. Jerome K. Jerome

      Jerome Klapka Jerome May 2, 1859 June 14, 1927 was an English author, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat.See enpedia wiki Jerome_K

    295 thoughts on “Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow”

    1. Monday afternoons are most favorable to practice the art of idling The anxiety of a fresh work week prevails over the dormancy of deadlines and you are back on detoxification diet after a carb loaded Sunday On one such afternoons amid my momentary sniffing of liquid black ink the one that fills the belly of a fountain pen , I hear a deafening sound enough to crack the inner chords of my ears As I look up from my sniffing activity, I observe a recognizable obnoxious face of a dear friend who also [...]


    2. Safest bet on the planet, as far as reading an essay collection goes Just enough humour to keep you engaged, just enough philosophy to make you ponder and nod, and just enough imagery to thoroughly transport you into the charming realms of slow paced old world existence Jerome K Jerome is surely in a league of his own.



    3. Ho deciso che Jerome Klapka Jerome un figo, e chi non della mia stessa opinione non capisce niente.Naturalmente stavo scherzando Almeno, sulla seconda parte Sulla prima ero serissima, ma in fondo come fa a non essere figo uno che si chiama Jerome di nome e di cognome, ed ha come intervallo un cognome o nome come Klapka E soprattutto, come fa a non essere figo uno che fa una premessa del genere Poich un paio di amici, ai quali ho mostrato il manoscritto di queste pagine, hanno osservato che esso [...]



    4. What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve, instruct and elevate This book wouldn t elevate a cow I cannot conscientiously recommend it for any useful purposes whatever All I can suggest is that when you get tired of reading the best hundred books, you may take this for half an hour It will be a change.


    5. This is one of the wittiest, most hilarious books I have read in quite a while I was quite uncertain about picking up this book because the only humour or sarcasm that I really enjoy is written by Oscar Wilde Previous experiences have taught me not to expect much LOL inducing wittiness from other authors because they generally pale in comparison But with The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, even before the book, the introduction caught me, hook, line and sinker One or two friends to whom I showe [...]




    6. I like idling when I ought not to be idling not when it is the only thing I have to do I enjoyed this collection of essays on a variety of topics such as Being Hard Up, Being In Love, Being Shy, Dogs and Cats, and The Weather Jerome s prose meanders he s lyrical, sentimental and melancholy but he is sometimes poignant and frequently hilarious.One must either forgive the sexism of a man born in 1859 or suspect that he s joking when he assumes that the reader is male, or sympathizes with women who [...]





    7. Ah the roots of Tom Hodgkinson This is a British writer I know too little about and that should change Jerome K Jerome wrote this work sometime in the early 20th Century and in ways it reminds me of British Mark Twain, but also it is obvious that he s the spiritual father to Hodgkinson s thoughts on the life of an idle man His essay on dogs and cats is hysterical.


    8. For someone thought of as terribly bluff and British, it s strange how Jerome s almost stand up thoughts on everyday life always tend to veer towards mystical, melancholy and lyrical conclusions on the bittersweet pleasures of a world where all things must pass.


    9. Jerome K Jerome always makes me laugh But among the funny, rambling stories, there s also some unexpected insight and depth While Three Men in a Boat was much better, Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow was still entertaining and I enjoyed reading it It was filled with random thoughts about life and all of its troubles and pleasures I found some of his comments about women mildly offensive, but many books written in that time period were sexist you can t expect old books to have modern views I was a [...]


    10. If Jerome K Jerome was this idle and wrote this book from an idle perspective then I think we should all be procrastinating at his pace Some of the work in this book just merely questions the rudimentary form of our own existence He writes this amazing section on love and if you come to think of it he makes you realize what us busy souls are really missing out on Love He has the humor level of a subtle genius Some banter is so lively that you might as well nod your head and say take a bow, ye ol [...]


    11. This is hard to find, but available on Project Gutenburg if you absolutely cant get it anywhere else Oh how I adore Mr Jerome I came across this book first of all of his by complete accident and how very grateful I am to have discovered him A turn of the last century humorist with a light heart and wry smile, he is an excellent choice when you want something completely different


    12. Oh my How I have loved this book absolutely brilliant witty well written book I wish everyone would read just to feel the words move you, with you, in you and all around you Bravo Bravo Mr Jerome, you are masterful Thank you This book, I will read it again and again.


    13. All I can suggest is that when you get tired of reading the best hundred books , you may take this up for half an hour Jerome K Jerome






    14. BIT OF A STODGY READ Irreverence for the dreams of youth soon creeps like a killing frost upon our hearts page 15I expected from Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, than Jerome K Jerome seemed able to deliver What, at fist, I took to be pithy phrases, worthy of quoting, on reread took on a patina of melancholy and maudlin I expected a humorous read The first essay, On Being Idle and the last, On Memory were by far the best, but were also heavily steeped in melancholia.Recommendation Stay with Men [...]





    15. This book has the best preface I ve read for any book till now What lies inside is sheer ecstacy a collection of essays from everyday life peppered with sarcasm, served with humor.Definitely some idle thoughts which we all experience.


    16. You know how when you read 3 Men in a Boat for the umpteenth time, and you know which maudlin tedious bits to skip Well if that s you, then give this whole book a miss, because that s pretty much all of it.


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